The primary objective of the FCTC is to reduce tobacco use worldwide, an important public health goal. Since the adoption and entry into force of the FCTC, governments increasingly recognize that policy making involves a range of legal issues.
Thus FCTC should be applied as a policy in good governance when developing public health goals. Instruments such as codes of conduct for government officials, transparency measures, and policies to protect against conflict of interest, facilitate the workings of all governmental institutions. It is imperative that governments act now to implement good governance policies enshrined in the FCTC and its guidelines.